Fine Arts Theater

The Fine Arts Theater is an often-overlooked part of downtown Detroit. Designed by C. Howard Crane, the Addison Theater was originally built for liver performances, but within a year converted over to films and changed its name to the Fine Arts Theater. The theater later ran classic films before closing in 1980. Until the 1990’s the theater hosted liver performances under several different owners, many of whom were murdered in and around the building.

The theater hosted several shows in the 2000’s, including a concert by L. L. Cool J during Super Bowl XL in 2006 and a fundraiser for the Heidelberg Project in 2013. It was put up for sale in 2015 with an asking price of $2 million.